John Burt commits to Texas

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By Justin Wells, Inside Texas Web Editor
Posted Jul 27, 2014
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John Burt at The Opening. (Justin Wells)

Texas coach Charlie Strong goes out-of-state to nab one of the top wideouts in the Class of 2015, Lincoln HS's John Burt. 

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Charlie Strong has relationships established in the state of Florida. Today, he grabbed one of the state's best in 4-star WR, John Burt. Burt will call Austin home in the fall of 2015. He committed to Texas today. 

After speaking with Burt, it was obvious the Longhorns were on top. 

"Coach Vaughn (Texas DB coach) might be the coolest coach I talk to," Burt told Inside Texas at The Opening in Oregon. "Texas is definitely in my Top 3 and I'll be visiting Austin on July 28th," Burt told IT three weeks ago. Now, they are in his Top 1. 

"I think Charlie Strong can win championships and I really think his philosophy can work at UT," said Burt during an interview at The Opening. "When my recruitment started, (UT) was always a team I wanted to get an offer from. I just like everything about the university."

Burt has family in Austin. His grandmother (mother's mom) and aunt live in the area. That's very comforting for Burt's mother, Mrs. Matthews. 

"We'd really like John in Austin," said Mrs. Matthews, Burt's mother. "My mother and sister could look out for him there." 

Burt, 6-foot-1, 180 lbs, chose Texas over Florida State, Auburn, and Miami. He also held offers from Alabama, LSU, Louisville, Ohio State, and Florida. 

Burt is the 13th commit and first WR pledge in the Class of 2015 for Strong and the Longhorns. He's the second WR commit for UT since Texas City's Armanti Foreman on 6/27/13, per IT's Eric Nahlin. The junior from San Jose (CA), Collin Johnson, pledged on April 15, 2014, and was the first since late June '13. 

With the likelyhood that wide receivers, Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, will no longer be playing at Texas, Burt becomes even more valuable. I look for UT to add 2-3 more receivers in this class.

Here's John Burt's junior highlights. 

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